search

Web Search powered by YAHOO! SEARCH
Mar 23, 5:38 AM EDT

Egypt says 10 soldiers killed in fighting with Islamic extremists in central Sinai


Latest News
4,300-year-old pyramid discovered in Egypt
Women join fight against female circumcision
Cheap electronics threaten Egyptian repairmen
Egypt says 10 soldiers killed in fighting with Islamic extremists in central Sinai

Egyptian Health Ministry officials say at least 435 students have fallen ill of suspected food poisoning in public schools across the country on Wednesday and Tuesday after consuming government-issued school meals

Egyptian and Palestinian leaders have held talks in Cairo in what Egyptian media reports have called a "reconciliation" meeting

Egypt's leading state-owned newspaper says President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and U.S. President Donald Trump will meet in Washington next month

Egypt says Pope Francis will pay an official visit to the majority Muslim nation during the final week of April

CAIRO (AP) -- The Egyptian army says it has lost 10 soldiers in fighting with Islamic extremists in central Sinai, following a raid launched against militants.

The army said in a Thursday statement that its troops killed 15 extremists and took seven prisoners in the raid, but that three officers and seven enlisted men were killed by roadside bombs while in pursuit of fighters.

Egypt has been battling an insurgency in northern Sinai for years, mainly by militants from an Islamic State affiliate. The army has been increasingly saying it is taking the fight deeper into the peninsula's sparsely populated desert and mountainous areas such as Jebel Halal, targeting insurgent weapons depots.

The army says troops destroyed a large amount of explosives in the raid and seized other weapons and equipment.

© 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

advertisement